July 18, 2007
Paying Markets And Freelance Jobs For July 18th | printable version
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
Reform Judaism Magazine, 633 Third Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017-6778. Email rjmagazine - at - urj.org. Website http://www.reformjudaismmag.org. Joy Weinberg, Managing Editor. 40% freelance. "Reform Judaism magazine, the official voice of the Union for Reform Judaism, covers developments within the Reform Movement while interpreting world events and Jewish tradition from a Reform perspective. Shared by 305,000 member households, RJ conveys the creativity, diversity, and dynamism of Reform Judaism." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 310K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys 1st N.A. rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 6-8 weeks. Sample $3.50 payable to Reform Judaism with request for sample copy. Subscription $12; $18 outside US. Guidelines online at http://reformjudaismmag.org/letter/writer/.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Intelligent, well-written, cogent, expressive, poignant, contemporary writing with flair." Pays $0.30/word for features of 1000-3000 words. Submit query by mail with SASE. "For quickest response (and preferred by our office), SASE should be a postage paid postcard with three choices: Yes, we are interested in publishing; Maybe, we'll hold on to the manuscript for future consideration; No, unfortunately we'll have to pass at this time."
PHOTOS/ART: "Printed photos or photocopies of available printed photos, usually color. We don't accept photos by email." Payment determined on individual basis.
HINTS: "Read our publication before sending us potential manuscripts."
Renaissance Magazine, One Controls Drive, Shelton, CT 06484. P(203)446-8100 or 800-232-2224. F(203) 446-8101 or (800)775-2729. Email LadyJanet - at - RenaissanceMagazine.com. Website http://www.renaissancemagazine.com. Thomas Hauck, Editor - EditorTom - at - RenaissanceMagazine.com (all articles, photos, editorials); Janet Fable, Advertising Director - ladyjanet - at - renaissancemagazine.com (all advertising, faire listings and links); Anna Christopolous, Subscriptions/Products - anna - at - renaissancemagazine.com (all subscriptions, back issue requests and any products ordered). 10% freelance "Renaissance Magazine covers the periods between 500-1650 AD and features articles on history, reenactments, herbal and culinary arts, castles, heraldry, Shakespeare, and interviews with the movers and shakers of the Renaissance faire and reenactment communities. Upcoming Renaissance faires and festivals are listed in every issue, and medieval and renaissance books, movies, games, websites, and music are regularly reviewed." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 33K (distributed to subscribers, bookstores and renaissance faires). 6 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-36 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds 6-8 weeks. Sample articles at website; print copies at bookstores. Subscription $29 per year. Guidelines online at http://www.renaissancemagazine.com/subguide.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Book reviews, interviews or articles about renaissance faire artisans, performers, or merchants." Pays $0.10/word for book reviews of 200-400 words, interviews of around 1200 words and features of 3000 words. Submit query by email to EditorTom - at - RenaissanceMagazine.com.
PHOTOS/ART: "Photos appreciated; prefer digital images, 300 dpi, 5x7" image size." Pays $7.50 per image on publication.
HINTS: "Make sure all articles have a strong thesis!"
Scientific American, 415 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10017. F(212)755-1976. Email editors - at - sciam.com. Website http://www.sciam.com. Ricki Rusting, Managing Editor; Phil Yam, News Editor. 80% freelance. "SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN is the world's premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. Readers turn to it for a deep understanding of how science and technology can influence human affairs and illuminate the natural world. Its readers are not primarily scientists; to the extent that they have technical backgrounds, they read SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN for information about areas outside their expertise. In every issue, leading scientists, inventors and engineers from diverse fields describe their ideas and achievements in depth. Our aim as editors is to ensure that these descriptions are clear, accurate, authoritative, and accessible to an audience of non-specialists. The graphics should be rich in content and visual style. Through the expert accounts and assorted journalistic features, we hope to share the intellectual adventure, fun and beauty of science." Occasionally works with new writers. Circ. 645K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first worldwide rights, all languages; non-exclusive secondary rights. No reprints. Responds 1 month. Sample articles at website. Subscription $34.97; $49 Canada; $55 other. Guidelines by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles that meet our editorial mission." Pays $1.50/word base fee. Article lengths vary. "Submit query with specifics on angle and unique offering. (Scientific American's inclination would be to use expert scientist authors for features, so journalists must have unique expertise or an angle that puts them in a better position to tell the story.) Bio and clip samples are helpful."
PHOTOS/ART: "Must suggest companion visuals; may need to work with editors or
artists to help in creation of informational graphics." Pay varies.
HINTS: "Most common mistakes come from not reading the magazine. (For instance, proposing an angle that wouldn't be appropriate or a story that we have recently run.) Our advice is to read at least six issues before proposing."
SouthernNewMexico.com, 2201 Northglen Dr., Clovis, NM 88101. (Only accepts queries and submissions via e-mail.) P(505)714-4017. Email submissions - at - southernnewmexico.com. Website http://SouthernNewMexico.com. David Burch, Owner/Editor. 90% freelance. SouthernNewMexico.com promotes travel, tourism and businesses in the southern half of the state of New Mexico. SouthernNewMexico.com contains a wide range of articles about southern New Mexico including the usual travel variety: activities, destinations, dining, lodging and events. SouthernNewMexico.com also has categories for articles about book reviews, seasonal activities, general interest stories, history of southern New Mexico people and places, and travelogues." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 80K-100K website visitors/month. Adds one new article to their website each week. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 1 week of acceptance. Buys non-exclusive, electronic rights. "By electronic rights, we mean the right to publish the article in a variety of electronic formats, to include retention of the article online indefinitely, use of the article in an e-book, publishing on other web sites owned by us, etc. Electronic rights do not include the right to publish the article in print. Non-exclusive means that you can publish your work elsewhere as well." Accepts reprints. Responds to email queries "very quickly" but response may take up to a month. Sample article at website. Subscription free. Guidelines online at http://southernnewmexico.com/Common/Guidelines.html.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We mainly require timeless articles on southern New Mexico arts, activities, destinations. scenic byways, and annual events. By timeless, we mean articles that require minimal updating in the future. Things that frequently change such as costs, times, etc. should be covered in general terms." Pays flat fee of $25 per article; $50 for articles with photographs. Articles run 800-2500 words. Submit query only to submissions - at - southernnewmexico.com. "If we like the query, we will ask you to submit the article, accompanying photos, an author bio and an author photo via e-mail. We may ask you to re-query using a different focus or subject matter."
PHOTOS/ART: "Accompanying photos with captions are preferred but not required." Pays $25 for one to three photos with captions accompanying the article.
HINTS: "Please be well informed about southern New Mexico. We do not take articles about northern New Mexico. Focus on travel or items of interest to tourists, like historical events. For best results, supply 1-3 pictures to accompany the article. Photographs must include a caption. Photo captions should fully describe the photograph and identify all people whose faces are visible in the photograph. Include a photo credit that mentions the name of the photographer. Releases must accompany all photographs where people are the focus of the photograph."
TEA A MAGAZINE, 3 Devotion Road, P.O. Box 348, Scotland, CT 06264. P(860)456-1023. Email teamag - at - teamag.com. Website http://www.teamag.com. Pearl Dexter, Editor. 75% freelance. "A quarterly magazine all about tea, both as a drink and for its cultural significance in art, music, literature, history and society." Welcomes new writers. Circ 10K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys negotiable rights. No reprints. Responds in "weeks." Sample not available. Subscription $17; $37 outside US. Guidelines by email and online at http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?p=57468.
CURRENT NEEDS: See guidelines. Pays flat fee. Submit complete ms by mail with SASE.
PHOTOS/ART: Save as tiff or psd file at 300 dpi on a zip disk or CD. Payment varies.
HINTS: "We only accept stories that are tea related. We don't assign articles."
The Washington Diplomat, P.O. Box 1345, Wheaton, MD 20915. F(301)949-0065. Email news - at - washdiplomat.com. Website http://www.washdiplomat.com. Victor Shiblie, Editor-In-Chief. "A monthly newspaper targeting the diplomatic community in Washington, DC." 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 35K. Monthly. Pays the 15th of the month after publication. Publishes ms approximately 1 month after acceptance. Buys all rights. Occasionally accepts reprints. Sample articles at website. Subscription $25. Guidelines not available.
CURRENT NEEDS: Writers. Pays $75-$400 for 500-2500 words. Submit 'resume and 3 recently published clips' by mail with SASE or by email.
PHOTOS/ART: "Per assignment." Pays $20-$100.
Freelance Writers - Pay starts at $20/hour.
Freelance Writers - with college degree. Pays $25-$30 for 400 words
DMG, Inc. (a marketing company)
Freelance Writer / Research Assistant - near New Bern, NC
book author and editor
Freelance Writers - for security hardware technologies
Freelance Book Reviewers
Freelance Writer - Pays $10-$20/hr
Freelance Content Development Manager - Near Seattle, WA
growing information technology consulting firm
Freelance Research Assistant
Freelance Bloggers - Ad says they pay $17/hour. (Be sure to get confirmation of their payment methods before beginning work).
Freelance Graphic Designer
Office Without Walls
Freelance Writers - Pays $1/word
Freelance Soap Opera Writer
new gay sit com
Freelance Resume Writers - requires free registration
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Freelance Music Writers
Freelance Music Editor - Pays $300/issue.
Freelance Proof Reader - commercial real estate appraisals
Freelance Real Estate Writers
Village Voice Media
Freelance Managing Editor - near Alpharetta, GA. Requires in-house work one day/week - otherwise is telecommuting.
Freelance Trilingual Fact Checker - French/German/English. For World War II travel guide.
Freelance Writer - covering covering New York City, northern New Jersey and Long Island
Construction Equipment Guide
Freelance News Editor
New Online News Source